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Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
November 22, 2018
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
What does Russia have to offer Asia?
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
May 19, 2018
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Rosneft is a crucial arm of Russian foreign policy, yet functions at times without direct Kremlin involvement.
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight
April 05, 2018
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight
The visit of Vietnam’s defense minister has once again put the focus on one of Vietnam’s traditional relationships.
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense Minister’s Visit
January 24, 2018
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense Minister’s Visit
The visit saw both sides continuing to chart the course for their future ties in a changing strategic environment.
Russia-Vietnam Military Ties in the Spotlight with Defense Minister’s Visit
What’s With the New Russia-Vietnam Truck Deal?
January 04, 2018
What’s With the New Russia-Vietnam Truck Deal?
A closer look at a new protocol between two old partners.
What’s With the New Russia-Vietnam Truck Deal?
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
April 06, 2017
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
Russia's 'pivot to Asia' has failed to deliver, but is not necessarily an unmitigated disaster.
Is Russia’s Asia Outreach Bearing Fruit?
‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
March 01, 2017
‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
The Vietnamese Navy commissioned the last two of six Russian-made diesel electric attack submarines this week.
‘Black Holes’ in the South China Sea: Vietnam Commissions 2 New Attack Submarines
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
September 21, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
It's a little misleading, Vietnam started negotiating the agreement in 2013--before the EEU existed.
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
Russia, Laos Ink New Military Helicopter Deal
May 24, 2016
Russia, Laos Ink New Military Helicopter Deal
Moscow reaches new after-sale maintenance contract with Vientiane.
Russia, Laos Ink New Military Helicopter Deal
Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016
May 18, 2016
Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016
A Russian shipyard will deliver two new frigates to Vietnam in the summer.
Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016
The South China Sea: Vietnam's Limited Diplomatic Options
April 23, 2016
The South China Sea: Vietnam's Limited Diplomatic Options
Russia, the United States, Japan -- who can help Vietnam square off against China?
The South China Sea: Vietnam's Limited Diplomatic Options
How Will New Subs Affect Vietnam's South China Sea Strategy?
February 16, 2016
How Will New Subs Affect Vietnam's South China Sea Strategy?
New subs might not be enough for Vietnam to defend its South China Sea claims.
How Will New Subs Affect Vietnam's South China Sea Strategy?
Vietnam to Get Fifth <em>Kilo</em> Submarine from Russia in Early 2016
December 22, 2015
Vietnam to Get Fifth Kilo Submarine from Russia in Early 2016
Another one of Hanoi’s Kilo-class subs is expected to arrive soon.
Vietnam to Get Fifth Kilo Submarine from Russia in Early 2016
 Russia-Vietnam: Cooperation in the Arctic?
December 11, 2015
Russia-Vietnam: Cooperation in the Arctic?
The two countries look likely to strengthen ties in the energy sector.
Russia-Vietnam: Cooperation in the Arctic?
Vietnam Commissions Two New Subs Capable of Attacking China
August 06, 2015
Vietnam Commissions Two New Subs Capable of Attacking China
Armed with land-attack cruise missiles, these two new vessels could cause major headaches for China's naval forces.
Vietnam Commissions Two New Subs Capable of Attacking China
Does Russia Fit Into the US-Vietnam Equation?
July 14, 2015
Does Russia Fit Into the US-Vietnam Equation?
Russia’s traditional ties to Vietnam may be of use to the White House.
Does Russia Fit Into the US-Vietnam Equation?
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